Hello Bannockburn Swim Club Members,
Happy New Year! We hope you and your families are all well, despite these difficult COVID times. Although it’s cold and outdoor swimming is the farthest thing on our minds, it’s that time of year when we are about to launch registration for the 2021 season.
It’s hard to predict where we’ll be with the vaccine when it’s time for us to open. We may need to institute limits to numbers and reservations per family member as we did last season. We appreciated receiving a lot of grateful and positive feedback last summer with many of our members sharing it was a welcome break from their pandemic stress.
We would also like to share that we have a new pool management company, Lighthouse, that will be managing our pool for the 2021 season. The Board has communicated to Lighthouse that an important part of the pool culture is that our guards come in large measure from the membership and the neighborhood. For young adults who will be 15 years or older by May 22 and who are interested in lifeguard positions, you can apply here for lifeguard positions and here for consideration of pool operator/manager positions. Lighthouse will be in touch to schedule Zoom interviews as a next step. Please note, 1st year candidates for lifeguard should NOT wait for Lifeguard certification to apply. Those interested in working this summer should apply as soon as possible.
Membership demand at our pool is at an all-time high and since there were further limitations on our numbers last season, we had to turn down many applicants.
All returning permanent members—both active and inactive—-are invited to register for summer 2021 now. The deadline for registration and payment is February 15, 2021. To register,
- click the Manage Account tab to enter your user name and password and
- once logged-in, click on payments.
Please note that this year we are automating all payments where members are asked to pay via credit card. If you have difficulties completing this or would like to call in your credit card information, please send us a note email@example.com and we’ll gladly help you out.
Inactive members can indicate that they wish to remain inactive and pay the yearly $200 inactive fee or wait and have the fee deducted from the sale of their membership later.
We will be offering a 10% discount on guest passes, if you buy $60 or more, until May 1. You can purchase these at registration check-out when you pay your membership dues. Please note, we hope guests will be welcome this summer but it’s hard to say at this moment. Guest passes never expire so these can be used in 2022 in case COVID prevents us from allowing guests for this season.
Permanent Summer 2021 fees are
1 Family Mbr: 2
10 Members: $360 $515 $650 $800 $925 $1,075 $1,175 $1,275 $1,375 $1,475
Here is a summary of key membership dates for the 2021 season:
December 31, 2020 – Returning permanent membership registration opens for summer 2021
February 3, 2021 – Annual Meeting via Zoom. We’ll send reminders, but please save that date now.
February 15, 2021 – Firm deadline for returning permanent membership registration for summer 2021. Returning permanent members who have not registered and paid by this date will be marked “inactive” for the 2021 summer and assessed the $200 Inactive fee. We will be sending reminders, but this will be a firm deadline.
Early-Mid March 2021 – Previous summer members and waitlist applicants will be offered any remaining membership slots.
Have some new neighbors or friends who may be interested in joining our pool? Bannockburn residents and nearby adjacent neighborhoods are the highest priority for membership. Please encourage them to reach out to us to apply for membership.
And please remember to add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe email list so important reminders don’t land in your junk folder.
We look forward to seeing our members at the Annual Meeting and poolside this summer!
Here’s to hoping 2021 will be better than 2020….
Your Volunteer Board of Directors
The pool parking lot is currently a staging area for restaurants and food trucks to provide nutritious food to community members during Covid 19. These small businesses are struggling so they really appreciate community support in buying their food and sharing with your family. All vendors prefer pre-ordering and pre-payment to allow for a quick pick up . Please check the Upcoming Events section of our site regularly to see the food line up as new vendors and dates are being added often. Hyperlinks to their businesses and order forms are included by clicking on their name.
Bannockburn Swim & Dive Club
6513 Laverock Lane | Bethesda, Md 20817
301.229.6876 During Summer Season | email@example.com